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I currently have an Antec 900 Mid-Tower Case that came with three (3) 120mm Blue LED fans and one (1) 200mm Blue LED top fan. I wanted to change the color of the fans but still allow the ability to use the knobs that came with the stock fans to adjust the speed and then the speed+light for the 200mm top fan.

I don't have any pictures of the fans I currently have right now or the fans that are included with the Antec 900 Mid-Tower but I was curious if anyone had done this. If you have any information on this subject PLEASE let me know. We can talk through private message if that makes things easier so we don't have to clutter the forums.
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post #2 of 11
i didn't know the 900s came with a LED fan for the top.

anyways, you could solder in some LEDs of your choice, but it probably won't be an easy task. if you aren't good with that kind of stuff, you'd probably be better off buying new fans.
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if he buys new fans he will not be ableto use the conroller that are build in the case,
and he does not have the 900, he has a 902 from what it sounds like
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RushMore1205;12659395 
if he buys new fans he will not be ableto use the conroller that are build in the case,
and he does not have the 900, he has a 902 from what it sounds like

are there no other colored fans that have those? and by built in to the case, do you mean the little 3-speed switch that's attached to the fans?
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post #5 of 11
Soldering is a Great thing to learn! Let him figure it out.
Its not hard really and its pretty fun.

Just cut the leads to the old LED and pop it out.
make sure you leave room for the leads to touch the new ones.

Go to Fry's and get LEDs of your choice put them in, solder, snip off excess lead wire, Done.

I use hot glue after to cover exposed wire as well as hold the led in place.

You will feel like a genius afterward, and you will now have the skills to mod all kinds of stuffs:D
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I'm probably completely wrong as I know nothing about this.... but,

I thought different colour LEDs ran at different voltages so they are not interchangeable???

Something I heard in a thread on here and it kinda stuck.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pyra;12662225 
I'm probably completely wrong as I know nothing about this.... but,

I thought different colour LEDs ran at different voltages so they are not interchangeable???

Something I heard in a thread on here and it kinda stuck.

There are 100s of different types of colors, beam, size, voltages

just look for LEDs that are similar Voltages.

Its not that hard. I don't know why people are so afraid of LEDs
they are cheap. If you look around you can even find some in old stuff.

My kids have tuns of toys that have LED's in them, Im always thinking about jacking them in the middle of the night... LOL
I even told my wife not to throw away there old light up shoes as I may take out the LEDs.

the one thing I found is, don't buy them online, most of the time shipping is more then the cost.
Edited by cayennemist - 3/8/11 at 6:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cayennemist;12662387 
There are 100s of different types of colors, beam, size, voltages

just look for LEDs that are similar Voltages.

Its not that hard. I don't know why people are so afraid of LEDs
they are cheap. If you look around you can even find some in old stuff.

My kids have tuns of toys that have LED's in them, Im always thinking about jacking them in the middle of the night... LOL
I even told my wife not to throw away there old light up shoes as I may take out the LEDs.

the one thing I found is, don't buy them online, most of the time shipping is more then the cost.


Thanks for correcting me, I probably got the wrong idea about what was said on another thread, was so long ago, might have a play with a few myself.
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post #9 of 11
It's not worth the effort soldering and modding everything yourself.
Usually it turns out as a complete mess too.

Just by new fans.
post #10 of 11
no antec 902 has a twist knob design and they are a ***** to reattach because the wires are so dam tiny and barraly any space to solder on, its just a dissaster, and the only ones you could use are antec fans
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